FHI 360

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director

FHI 360

Job Description

  FHI 360 is seeking qualified applicants for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director for the anticipated USAID DRC Rural and Peri-Urban Sanitation Activity. The DRC Rural and Peri-Urban Sanitation Activity is expected to expand market-based approaches and already demonstrated financing models to increase demand for improved sanitation services, strengthen the supply chain for sanitation products and services, and improve the enabling environment by building the capacity of existing service providers. The DRC Rural and Peri-Urban Sanitation Activity seeks to leverage ideas, capacity and resources from private sector entities to launch specific interventions aimed at developing the market for sanitation products and services, while retaining some accessory activities on household Hygiene Promotion, including potential support to open defecation free (ODF) campaigns and handwashing.

The MEL Director is responsible for the program’s M&E strategy and management and will provide technical leadership and oversight of MEL activities to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency. S/he will oversee the program’s quality assurance and the Capacity Building interactions with all partners.

Responsibilities:
  • Design and develop the project’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system including establishing a learning agenda, refining indicators, setting targets for all indicators, planning of all necessary Data Collection and Analysis.
  • Oversee and directly contribute to the development and implementation of M&E tools and systems to improve ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data that track tangible, measurable progress toward project results and the attainment of project objectives.
  • Support Data Analysis and use data to promote evidence-based programming and provide timely feedback in relation to project targets, work plan activities and objectives, and address gaps in programming.
  • Develop and adapt M&E tools to meet program needs, which may include observation tools survey instruments.
  • Liaise with the USAID Mission on the design of M&E tools and on modifications to M&E system.
  • Oversee one or more M&E officers and provide training to staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners on M&E components in project design; such as monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations.
  • Oversee the application of Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) principles to inform program adaptive management, for innovative and effective programming.
  • Design program learning plan; engage staff, government, partners, USAID, and other key stakeholders in identifying project learning opportunities.
  • Oversee the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to program partners, donors, Government of DRC counterparts, and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide high quality and timely submission of all required project reports, including documentation of success stories, analysis of data for indicator calculation, summary of learning agenda findings.
Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or its international equivalent in monitoring and evaluation, business, social science, management, international development, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 -10 years of professional work experience, assuming increasing responsibilities and management functions in monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Experience managing and executing M&E activities for donor-funded programs, including experience leading M&E teams in large international development programs and prior experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research in field-based positions.
  • Demonstrated ability to use M&E findings to inform adjustments to program in order to maximize project effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated understanding of CLA and USAID evaluation policy and reporting guidelines.
  • Experience coordinating with governments, ministries and/or local NGOs, as well as local communities, for design and implementation of surveys and other data collection techniques, including those that address capacity weaknesses, preferred.
  • Experience with all necessary computer, database, statistical software, and analytical skills, particularly in issues related to monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English and French.
Availability of this position/employment is contingent upon the award to FHI 360, and selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

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